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UK sending arms to Iraqi government

September 9, 2014 - 12:54pm
Heavy machine guns and ammunition are being donated to Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, the Ministry of Defence says.

Wife of Ray Rice defends her husband

September 9, 2014 - 12:41pm
Janay Rice blames the media for feeling embarrassed and hurt after a video was leaked showing the NFL star punching her in a lift.

VIDEO: Pizza chefs fight off armed robbers

September 9, 2014 - 12:31pm
Staff at a pizzeria in Italy successfully fend off would-be robbers - despite being held up at gun point.

VIDEO: Who are Yemen's Houthis?

September 9, 2014 - 12:29pm
Escalating tensions between Yemen's government and the armed Shia Houthi movement are threatening to plunge one of the poorest countries in the Middle East into a wide-scale armed conflict.

Is Islamic State heading for Lebanon?

September 9, 2014 - 12:25pm
Islamic State threat ups the tension in a divided Lebanon

VIDEO: Footage shows rebels with MH17 wreckage

September 9, 2014 - 11:58am
New footage from the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine shows rebels roaming amongst the wreckage, as Nomia Iqbal reports.

Police chief 'failed' abuse victims

September 9, 2014 - 11:49am
The former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police tells MPs he "singularly failed" victims of child abuse in Rotherham.

Rebels free soldiers in Ukraine

September 9, 2014 - 11:29am
Ukraine confirms rebels have freed 648 soldiers under the terms of the ceasefire, while the rebels say 311 of their fighters are still in captivity.

Tuesday's gossip column

September 9, 2014 - 11:21am
Real Madrid line up Eden Hazard to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, Liverpool move for Victor Valdes, Celtic chase Ikechi Anya.

Leaders in No vote trip to Scotland

September 9, 2014 - 11:09am
The leaders of the main UK parties are heading to Scotland to make a stand against independence, as Alex Salmond says their campaign has fallen apart.

Ten dead in Lahore mosque collapse

September 9, 2014 - 10:51am
At least 10 people are killed and seven injured when the roof of a mosque collapses in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say.

Schumacher leaves hospital for home

September 9, 2014 - 10:48am
Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher leaves a Swiss hospital to continue his recovery at home, his manager says.

Barnes & Noble Nook sales disappoint

September 9, 2014 - 10:34am
US bookstore chain Barnes & Noble reports falling revenues for the first quarter as a result of disappointing sales of its Nook e-book reader.

A third of US birds 'in decline'

September 9, 2014 - 9:59am
A third of all bird species in the US are in decline, according to a comprehensive new report finds that underlines the threat to American birds.

Nigeria avoid global football ban

September 9, 2014 - 9:55am
World football governing body Fifa confirms that African champions Nigeria have avoided a ban from global football.

Ajmal banned over bowling action

September 9, 2014 - 9:45am
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is suspended after the International Cricket Council deems his bowling action to be illegal.

Briton dies in Australia shark attack

September 9, 2014 - 9:32am
A British man has died after being badly bitten on the leg by a shark off a beach in Australia's popular Byron Bay, officials say.

Israel 'coercing Africans to leave'

September 9, 2014 - 9:25am
Israel is unlawfully coercing almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into leaving the country at great personal risk, Human Rights Watch says.

Carney predicts wage rises 'next year'

September 9, 2014 - 8:49am
Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells unions that wages should start rising in real terms "around the middle of next year".

Faith in England lost, says Owen

September 9, 2014 - 8:44am
Former England striker Michael Owen says the country has lost faith in the national team after major tournament failures.